CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2020-12618

Improper Certificate Validation

Published: Aug 20, 2020 | Modified: Jul 21, 2021
CVSS 3.x
4.8
MEDIUM
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N
CVSS 2.x
5.8 MEDIUM
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

eM Client before 7.2.33412.0 automatically imported S/MIME certificates and thereby silently replaced existing ones. This allowed a man-in-the-middle attacker to obtain an email-validated S/MIME certificate from a trusted CA and replace the public key of the entity to be impersonated. This enabled the attacker to decipher further communication. The entire attack could be accomplished by sending a single email.

Weakness

The software does not validate, or incorrectly validates, a certificate.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Em_client Emclient * *

Potential Mitigations

References